Activities For Beaglemations

1k Views
0 Comments
0 Votes

Introduction

Beaglemations are designer dog breeds that result from mixing a Beagle with a Dalmatian. As with all mixed dog breeds, Beaglemations tend to look drastically different from one another depending on which of their parents they take after more so than the other; a Beaglemation can have brown spots in their coats, making them look more like a Beagle, or they can have a more elongated body, making them resemble their Dalmatian parents more. If you're thinking about adopting a Beaglemation, it can help to know which sorts of activities these dogs like beforehand. In this guide, we'll discuss a few activities that most Beaglemations absolutely love to give you an idea of what you might be in store for, should you adopt one of these dogs.

Brain Games

Popular
0 Votes
Any Day
Cheap
Easy
15 - 20 min
Items needed
Dog Puzzles
Cups, Shells, or other Concave Items
Dog Treats
Activity description
Beagles and Dalmatians are both very smart dogs (evident by the fact that both breeds tend to make excellent service dogs) so it only seems natural that their Beaglemation children would be just as sharp between the ears. As naturally brilliant as Beaglemations are, however, they can learn to become so much more intelligent if they're introduced to a number of activities that are meant to train their brains. Brain training games and activities are plentiful and varied but for the purpose of this guide, we're going to go over a few brain games that we feel are great for introducing your dog to this unconventional yet incredibly useful group of activities.
Step
1
Dog puzzles
Dog puzzles are a type of brain game that will encourage your dog to use their wit and their will to unlock what essentially amounts to a puzzle box in order for them to retrieve a delicious treat that's been locked inside. Most dog puzzles are dog proof, so your pup won't be able to use brute force here; rather they'll have to spend a good amount of time contemplating their moves and memorizing how the puzzle works.
Step
2
The cup game
This game is fairly simple to set up and requires your dog to pay close attention to your actions during the actual match. To play the cup name, you'll need at least 3 cups (or 3 concave items that will completely conceal a dog treat,) and a few dog treats. You'll want to place one of the treats underneath one of the cups while your dog is watching, shuffle the cups around, and then prompt your dog to guess which cup your treats are under.
Step
3
Hand treat game
For this game, get a dog treat and clasp one of your hands around it. You'll then want to hold both of your closed hands in front of you and encourage your Beaglemation to guess which hand the treat is in. There are quite a few videos of folks playing this game with their dog, only to reveal that they had more treats in the other hand. While those videos are funny, you won't want to replicate them if you'd like your dog to genuinely get better at this game with time.
Love this activity?

Canine Treasure Hunting

Popular
0 Votes
Any Day
Cheap
Normal
30 min
Items needed
Shovel or Spade
Dog Toys
Water
Activity description
While we're pretty sure a Beaglemation could eventually learn how to sniff out actual treasure with enough time and practice, this activity will have them looking for booty that's more catered to their preferences. Canine treasure hunting refers to the activity of gathering a few of your dog's favorite toys, burying them under a pile of sand, grass, hay, or any other sort of easily removable material, and then prompting your pet to find and dig up their toys one by one. This activity is a great way to test your dog's brain while also helping them get closer to reaching their physical activity goals for the day.
Step
1
Location, location
In our experience, we've found that the best places to try this game out are places like beaches and woodland areas. If you go to the beach, then you can use a shovel or a small spade to scoop up some sand, lay the toy down, and then cover it with a small amount of sand. If you go to the woods, you can use leaves or twigs to the same effect.
Step
2
Lead the way
While the mounds that you've created may scream "something's buried here" to a human, your dog may not immediately make that connection at first. You'll probably need to guide your dog to each mound personally before you start rhetorically asking them if they want to dig at the mound which you secretly know has a prize for your dog underneath it.
Love this activity?

Hiking

Popular
0 Votes
Any Day
Moderate
Normal
45 - 60 min
Items needed
Hiking Gear
Food and Water
Navigational Equipment
Doggy Waste Bags
Activity description
Beaglemations are a very spry breed of dog, much like both of their parent breeds are; if Beaglemations don't get enough physical activity in their daily routines, they can become very restless and anxious. Taking a Beaglemation for a walk around the block a few times out of the week usually gets the job done but you should take your dog hiking to really give them a workout. Hikes are essentially free to low cost extended walking sessions that can be done in most weather conditions through various types of terrain. The best part is that you can modify your hiking experience to make this activity as difficult or as easy as you'd like it to be.
Step
1
Hiking basics
Hiking is a very intuitive activity at its core; the actual act consists of walking from a starting point to a pre-planned end point at a pace of your choosing. The complex aspect of this activity comes in the form of actually planning for it - you'll need to figure out where you and your dog will be hiking, how long, what to bring, and what to leave. If you're new to this activity, then this part can feel a bit overwhelming early on but the more you hike the better you'll get at planning for a trip.
Step
2
Walk the line
Most hiking trails don't actually resemble a straight line all; it's crucial for you and your dog to stick to the hiking trail that you've either personally mapped out or that's already been etched out for the two of you. If you absolutely want to veer off the trail for a bit, then you should at least know how to use a map or compass to find your way back to the trail. It all hearkens back to our claim that this activity can be as easy or as hard as you'd like it to be. We feel it's best to stick to the trail if you're a beginner and veer away when you get more experienced.
Love this activity?

More Fun Ideas...

Dog Treat Toys

Dog treat toys are fun little devices that are less concerned with teasing your dog's brain and are more concerned with coaxing them to use up a good amount of the excess energy they have. Dog treat toys come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, so get a few of them that you think would be a good fit for your dog based on their personality and physical traits.

Scented Hide and Seek

The next time you and your Beaglemation are headed to a place with a lot of space and areas to hide, try this; coat yourself in a pleasant yet strong smell, have your dog stay put (or ask a buddy to keep them in place), hide somewhere, and then prompt your dog to find you. If you hide yourself well enough, your dog will have to use their sense of smell to find you.

Dog Soccer

Beaglemations will love chasing after a soccer ball for minutes on end, so we think you should play a few games of dog soccer with your Beaglemation the next time the two of you are headed to the park. Since Beaglemations are such smart dogs, they'll be able to pick up on the ideas like scoring and guarding. This will allow the two of you to play in a way that's closer to regular soccer with time.

Conclusion

If you were still on the fence about adopting a Beaglemation, then we hope that we've been able to sway you into adopting one of these adorable dogs into your home. Beaglemations are very loving and friendly dogs that have a number of traits which make them great fits for all kinds of people; Beaglemations are very patient and caring pets, which makes them great for households with children or elderly family members. Beaglemations are very adventurous dogs as well, so they also make great companions for folks who like going on hikes and the like. Overall, we feel that you can't go wrong with choosing a Beaglemation as a pet.